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7 month & cereals?

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sparker22 Sat 12-Oct-13 16:22:44


I give my 7 month DD fruit for breakfast (mostly banana) with toast or a yogurt but wanted to expand on this.

what cereals can she have? I bought tesco wheat biscuits yesterday then wondered if she could have them?

what cereals can you give a 7 month baby? preferably something she can pick up her self as she hates hates hates the spoon unless its got strawberry yogurt on it....

also are own brands OK? or should I stick to branded?

thankssmile smile

sparker22 Sat 12-Oct-13 16:37:14

could she have things like cheerios?

r3d3 Sat 12-Oct-13 19:00:39

Own brand should be fine but I think check ingredients for no salt or sugar. My muesli doesn't have any so I share that with dd. I think bran flakes don't have any either ? Never eaten them tho.

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 12-Oct-13 19:02:16

I was told by Hv to give weetabix with full fat milk but I would only do that occasional because if salt content.
My dd loved the Heinz summer fruits porridge

happydaze77 Sat 12-Oct-13 20:40:02

DD loves Oatabix

sparker22 Sat 12-Oct-13 21:42:04

I've tried various different flavoured porridges... she doesn't like any. she will have fruit puree and yogurt off the spoon but that's it...I'm stuck for ideas for dinner too...she can sometimes chew/gum things well enough to break it up and swallow, but sometimes just gums it without breaking it really stuck for finger food ideas sad

happydaze77 Sat 12-Oct-13 21:49:57

Houmous sandwich, eggy bread - both nice and soft.

sparker22 Sat 12-Oct-13 21:58:21

is shop bought houmos OK? or do I need to make it myself? thanks smile

happydaze77 Sat 12-Oct-13 22:12:37

We buy shop bought - not low fat though. There's some salt in it but not too much.

Brugmansia Tue 15-Oct-13 03:33:19

I've been giving 8 month ds bite sized shredded wheat. I found in tesco fruit filled ones with no salt, although there is some sugar. I soften them very slightly with milk and they are then really easy for him to pick up. He has loved them.

PinkPepper Tue 15-Oct-13 07:44:20

All I but is plain bite size shredded wheat (pref. supermarket own) it's the only thing with no salt sugar flavourings added. I normally give fruit too so he gets sugar in that so didn't want sugary breakfast cereal too. He loves picking it up

ilovepowerhoop Tue 15-Oct-13 16:37:41

weetabix is fairly low salt i.e. 0.24g of salt per 2 biscuits, so if you gave only half or 1 biscuit it would only be 0.12g (1 biscuit) or 0.06g (half) so not much salt at all.

Ready brek is good as it has no added salt/sugar. I used to add fruit puree or even a dollop of yoghurt.

sparker22 Tue 15-Oct-13 22:22:54

thanks everyone, I've got some tesco wheat biscuits for her to try and my mum found some baby cereal too (my tesco is small and rubbish so didn't know about baby cereal) so we have quite a variety for breakfast just lunch and dinners to get my head round! lol

Lottiesmama312 Wed 16-Oct-13 18:17:47

At 7 months out HV told us it was fine to give our DD readybrek, oatabix and weetabix - which she loves.
We also make her porridge from normal 'adult' porridge oats. We found our DD didn't like any flavoured baby cereals so we mixed yoghurt, and puréed fruit into the cereals above!

Jackanory1978 Sat 19-Oct-13 19:28:37

DS is 6 months & loves breakfast!

He has weetabix with mashed banana & warm full fat cows milk poured over (only 1/2 a weetabix & that gets shared with the dog). Or porridge, normal 'adult' Quaker oats, again made with full fat cows milk. Then I mix in stewed apple with cinnamon for sweetness. This is really yummy so make enough for yourself too. Plus the porridge sticks to the spoon well so he can feed himself.

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